Professor Layton and Fantasy Life publisher Level-5 has revealed that the next entry in each of these series will be released as smartphone titles.

As reported by Siliconera, Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino announced the upcoming Professor Layton title, currently just called Layton 7, at its Level-5 Vision 2015 event in Japan.

A screenshot teased some card-related gameplay - ostensibly part of a puzzle - wherein players will have to solve a riddle to determine which character is a vampire. It's unclear if this is part of the overall plot, or simply a one-off brainteaser.

Layton 7 is due in Japan this summer on iPhone and Android devices. A 3DS version was originally supposed to be released, but no mention of it was made, so it's unclear if that's still happening.

No western release has yet been announced.

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Siliconera also noted the reveal of Fantasy Life 2: Two Moons And The Village of God, which is also due this summer in Japan on iPhone and Android devices.

The sequel will feature 12 lives and a new "Village" feature in which you collect townsfolk. Aesthetically it looks similar to the last Fantasy Life, but there will be a bigger focus on city-building this time as you'll have a larger playing field to erect your municipality. Level-5 teased some returning characters as well.

Like Layton 7, there's no word on whether this will reach European shores, though given Level-5's history of releasing its hits over here, it seems likely this will eventually get localised.

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